Public Meetings Alert:
At this time the City of Cambridge (“City”) will not be holding any non-essential public meetings due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the City Manager’s closure of all City buildings to non-essential business.  On April 3, 2020, Governor Baker signed into law Chapter 53 of the Acts of 2020, An Act to Address Challenges Faced by Municipalities and State Authorities Resulting from COVID-19 (“Act”), which extends all permitting deadlines for permits issued by City multi-member boards and commissions until after the State of Emergency is lifted.  In light of the extensions provided for in the Act and the closure of City buildings, at this time the City’s boards and commissions will be rescheduling all public hearings in accordance with the extensions permitted under the Act.  Applicants will receive notice of the new date once the hearing is rescheduled, and notice will be sent to any necessary parties, advertised and posted, as required by applicable laws.
Additionally, while the State of Emergency is in effect, applications for permits issued by City multi-member boards and commissions may be filed by e-mail to the City Clerk at  All application fees should be submitted to the applicable board or commission by mail. (Note that the Cambridge Historical Commission and Neighborhood Conservation District Commissions do not have application fees).
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

View meeting agendas on this page. Agendas are posted at the City Clerk's office at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. All our commission meetings are open to the public.

Please note: agendas are more detailed than meeting notices (legal ads) which are published further in advance of the meeting but list only public hearing cases. View meeting notices (legal ads) here.